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What to charge for a failed delivery

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    Question What to charge for a failed delivery
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    Good Afternoon,
    I have a case where our anesthesia provider was called in to do an epidural for a labor and delivery. He inserted the epidural, but the patient did not deliver and was later released from the hospital. How would you code this?

    Missy Heuer CPC, CIRCC, CANPC

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    Frederick, MD
    We use the diagnosis of failed trial of labor 660.63. Since the patient received an epidural then you can bill 01967.

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    We bill with the same codes in our office.

    Darlene Musser, CPC, CANPC

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